Norman J Clement RPH.,DDS
WE ARE AT WAR AND WE NEED A COVID ARM FORCES
The Federal and State response to COVID vaccination has been a complete failure. America is dying and in order to reverse this failure we need President Joseph Biden to implement a Federal coordinated response, using all healthcare providers and facilities such as Independent Pharmacies and Dental Schools, and Private Dental offices. America needs a General Honore’ type response, a person in charge of getting 120 million doses administered in 100 days with coordinated oral testing.
My dad is 103 years old and survived thru the 1919 Spanish Flu pandemic growing up in Panama. He now is a resident at the Franklin Nursing Home located in Southfield, Mi. So it was quite a shock to my family when we learned he tested positive for COVID.
Erlin Clement Sr., who also voted in the last Presidential Election was rush to the Providence Hospital with a temperature of 100.7, his vitals remained stabled and he was admitted. He survived and has been moved to various rehab facilities in the past 10 plus days.
What’s even more shocking there had been no vaccinations of any residence in the nursing home facility and we were left to wonder what is going on? Neither has there been a coordinated program response to vaccinate any nursing homes.
WE ARE AT WAR AND WE MUST MOBILIZE OUR ENTIRE HEALTHCARE ARMED FORCES
I wrote and published in youarewithinthenorms.com April 14, 2020:
” We are at War, and Oral Health will likely be the key to controlling the Novel Corona Virus COVID-19. Yet we have ordered a valued regiment of our healthcare armed forces home (on the sidelines). Contributing to this misguided short sidedness are both CDC and the World Health Organization and their failure to mobilize those who are knowledgable of oral diseases such as dental practitioners in the testing, detection, and prevention of COVID-19 during this pandemic. Thus, resulting in prolonging this War and causing unnecessary disastrous outcomes.“(1)
“we need President Joseph Biden to implement a Federal coordinated” response,
As an owner of an independent small pharmacy and also a dentist and many folks like me who are licensed healthcare providers we have reached out to help fight this pandemic and have been ignored and dismissed. While at the same time watching helplessly, family members, friends getting ill and some dying, and that’s not just only Covid.
What’s going on in America, are we not seen as people too? I am a licensed pharmacist in Florida and owner of Pronto Pharmacy LLC in Tampa Florida. My daughter Andenika Adams is a licensed Pharmacist in Florida, Michigan,( lives in Lake Wadsworth, Il ) and certified to give vaccinations. My Brother Erlin Clement Jr. is also a Pharmacist able to give the vaccination.
EVEN OUR CONGRESSPERSON(S) ARE GETTING THE RUNAROUND
I recently wrote my Congresspersons here in Florida Congressman Alfred Lawson (D) (Tallahassee/Jacksonville) and long time friend, and Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D) Tampa, Fl.
We need a Federal coordinated response in vaccinating against the COVID-19 virus. This is what is wrong with the vaccination program in America and why we have the poorest roll out. We cater to the big shots and dismiss and underestimate, under value and marginalized the independent own pharmacies especially black folk in certain neighborhoods. Read this article on Big Chains:
I can honestly say they have reached out, inquired, and have gotten a lethargic response from the state government.
BELOW IS A MUST-SEE VIDEO LINK FROM CNN ON PHARMACY DESERTS
TWO SYSTEMS OF HEALTHCARE IN AMERICA
What we can observe from this above video broadcast by CNN on Pharmacy desertsin this west Chicago neighborhood of Austin, is no accident. This is the by-product of long term targeting of black-owned pharmacies by DEA and the State of Illinois, Under the Guides of Good Faith Dispensing which are being very loosely interpreted by State and Federal Agents. They have been able to shut down nearly all independently own Black-pharmacies.
FOR NOW, YOU ARE WITHIN THE NORMS